Fondant is a versatile candy paste that can be used to make cream centers, dipped fondant candies, rolled fondant, or poured fondant treats. This tutorial will explain how to make basic fondant, and then show a variety of preparation methods for creating different types of fondant candies.
Begin by making a sugar syrup: combine 2 cups of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 2 tbsp corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then cover the pan and allow the sugar syrup to boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove the lid, and continue to cook the syrup, without stirring, until it reaches 240 degrees.
Pour the sugar syrup onto a large baking sheet that has been slightly moistened with water.